A screwball comedy with a three-way love triangle, The Philadelphia Story is ultimately about a divorced couple reexamining why their relationship failed. Surprisingly, those examinations, while couched in the extravagance of the comedy genre, draw some very valid conclusions.
The phrase “Worldviews have consequences” has become something of a mantra for Christian apologists, but perhaps Alfred Hitchcock understood that principle better than most Christians.
If you’re going to be watching the obligatory romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day, it might as well be a good one.
I’m not a big fan of most Christmas movies. I know that probably makes me a heretic or monster or whatever, but in my experience, Christmas movies have often ridden on the coattails of the holiday, relying on emotional identification to carry what is otherwise a lackluster plot. Such is the case with many Christmas movies. However, every once in a while, one shines through with a story that is so terrific, so extraordinary, so heartwarming, that I not only enjoy it, but it even makes THE LIST, my inventory of must see films.
It’s a Wonderful Life is one of those movies.